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United Water Construction

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8am, United Water will begin a construction project replacing water mains in the areas of Prospect Ave, West Church St, Franklin Ave and West Main St.  Construction will begin each morning at 8am and end approximately 5pm, weather permitting.  The project is expected to last approximately two weeks.  During the construction project, roadways will be closed and detours will be posted.  Officers will be on site daily to assist with traffic flow and ensure the work area is safe.

Click on the link below for more information from United Water:

http://bergenfieldnjpd.blogspot.com/2014/07/united-water-construction-project.html

 
Seeking info: Arson-Criminal Mischief

A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information leading to the identity of the persons responsible for an arson incident at the Bergenfield Library. On July 6, at approximately 10:00 PM, the fire alarms activated at 50 W. Clinton Avenue. Responding fire units encountered a smoke condition in the building. The cause was determined to be from a fireworks-type explosive that was placed in the book return drop box. Damage was sustained to the box and several books inside. Video surveillance is being reviewed by detectives. Suspects are males, ages 13-16. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Tri-Community Crimestoppers at 201-384-4222 or the Bergenfield Police at 201-387-4000. CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

 
Traffic: Weekly area Road Projects
DATE TIME UTILITY/ CONSTRUCTION LOCATION DETAIL DESCRIPTION ROAD CLOSURE
07/26/14 thru 8/1/2014
8am-5pm United Water N. Prospect/ W. Church St Replacement of Water Main W. Church closed from Prospect to Demarest
 
Class # 2 Youth Police Academy

The Bergenfield Police Department will be conducting its second annual Police Youth Academy this summer from Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, 2014. No further applications are being accepted at this time. The academy is open for our young residents who will be entering grades 6, 7, or 8 of the 2014-2015 school year starting this September. Contact Captain Cathy Madalone with any questions you may have concerning the academy. She can be reached at 201-387-4000 x 4002 or cmadalone@bergenfieldnjpd.org

*There was a mandatory meeting with the parent or guardian of this year's youth academy cadets on Monday, June 30 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall. If you missed the meeting contact Capt. Madalone  x-4002

 
Fraud Scam Information

Residents are reminded to be wary of any type of emails, letters, or phone calls from persons not known to you that involves you sending money via Western Union to other locations or addresses, especially international addresses. Scams have occurred whereby the caller or emailer will send you a check for a certain amount of money, asking you to deposit it to your own account then to Western Union monies to them based on that check. Those checks sent to you are fraudulent. You will not realize it until your bank contacts you about that check not being valid.

Other scams, one of which is being investigated presently, involve a resident accepting delivery of packages after receiving a call from a person who requested the parcels be sent to this resident. In turn, the resident would re-package the items and send them to another overseas address. In return for the favor of sending the packages the resident was promised a monetary payment. These parcels were all purchased with stolen credit card numbers.

A scam that has recently been attempted in the Bergen County area involves the "Grandparent" scam. A caller has made multiple calls to elderly victims claiming to be a grandson who has been arrested for DWI in Los Angeles and/or New York City. The scammer attempts to get the victim to wire money to bail him out of jail.

There are numerous scams, frauds and cons perpetrated each day on unsuspecting citizens. These occur here in Bergenfield too. The Bergenfield Police request residents to be aware of the frauds and to watch out for their elderly friends and neighbors too. Senior citizens are often easy targets for the scammers. Speak to your neighbors and make them aware.

Some complaints have been received regarding phone telemarketers soliciting for donations to police organizations. Many of the organizations are legitimate but are not soliciting on behalf of the local police organizations, such as Bergenfield PBA Local 309. If in doubt contact the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs to verify whether the solicitor is registered. If you have a complaint against the solicitor, also lodge that complaint with the Division of Consumer Affairs. See link below for more information.

Websites with useful information on scams and frauds:

Click on any one of the below agencies to link to information

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs *When arriving at this site go to bottom of page to search, type the word "police". This will show the registered charitable police organizations within the State of NJ.

FBI

NABI (National Association of Bunco Investigators)

 

Tips for Crime Prevention

Never leave your keys in your car.
tip1The majority of car thefts in the borough are the result of people leaving their keys in the car.
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Use motion sensors and timers to keep would-be burglars guessing.
tip2Whether away for the day, or on vacation for one or more weeks, make your home look occupied. Vary the timers throughout the house.
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Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country.
tip 3Do not leave mail in your mailbox for an extended period of time. When possible, shred your credit card statements, unsolicited credit card applications etc. before placing them in the trash.
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Media Releases May 12 2014

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BPD Media Releases: Burglary/Theft from Auto; DWI Arrest; DWI with Motor Vehicle Crash Arrest

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 June 2014 13:45 )  
No Overnight Parking

Residents and visitors are reminded that there is NO Overnight Parking on borough streets from 2am to 5am, seven days a week.

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BPD receives its 3rd accreditation. See article here

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Chief's Message

Welcome to the official website of the Bergenfield Police Department. I encourage you to peruse the information listed here regarding our services, programs and crime updates. Also available are contacts with phone numbers and email addresses so you are able to contact us or be directed to the appropriate Division. Additionally, I encourage our residents to sign up for our NIXLE messages, follow us on TWITTER @bergenfieldnjpd and “like” us on FACEBOOK for the most up-to-date information on community news, road closures or conditions, and emergency alerts.

Our mission as a department is to serve and protect the public – including all residential, commercial and visiting neighbors of Bergenfield. The men and women of our department – both sworn and civilian – are dedicated to protecting the life and property of all of our residents, while also keeping order, resolving conflict and investigating and charging those in violation of the law.

As a Bergenfield police officer for more than 25 years, I have seen many changes in this line of work, particularly in technology. Today, we are able to utilize technology to analyze and store crime data and statistics in a way we never could before. The records management systems we operate today allow us to retrieve data quickly and be able to analyze issues and be proactive in addressing them.

I am dedicated to continuing to advance our department, technologically, while being mindful of budgetary constraints plaguing local municipalities today.

As chief of police, I have continued the work of all previous police administrations and maintain the forward motion of this force. I am also dedicated to ensuring the integrity of this department.

The men and women of our department continue to keep our community safe and maintain a low crime rate – for which they are to be commended. Public safety has always been at the heart of our mission as a police department, and that is something that will never change.

Chief Michael T. Carr

Bergenfield Police Department

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Quick Facts

The Bergenfield Police Dept has:

  • 45 sworn Police Officers
  • 8 civilian Telecommunicators/9-1-1 Dispatchers
  • 3 civilian Records Bureau employees

Examinations for employment are conducted through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.

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***For Uniform Crime Report for 2013 go to the following link: click here

UCR Current Data for 2014 : Click here

In 2013, the Police Department responded to 30,050 Calls for Service (CFS):

  • Non Criminal Incidents 15894
  • other incidents 5268
  • Arrests: warrants, criminal, juvenile, other 195
  • Missing Person/Runaway reports 16 *Missing returned 16
  • Fraud/Identity Theft 105
  • Criminal Mischief 28
  • Domestic Violence 76
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes 797
  • Medical Cases 1576
  • Alarms 833
  • Fire Reports/Assists  541
  • Bank Escorts 217

***The above statistics show a general breakdown of the various calls for service. Police responses and other duties or responsibilities that occur, or are handled during the year, vary in their classification. The official crime index is handled through the New Jersey State Police / FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and is available for 2013 at this time. The UCR statistics for 2014 are not available at this time. Click the current data link to receive data current data from 2014


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